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May 11 – 12, 2022

Kolmården, Norrköping

After two years of online meetings and events, we are excited to announce that the next Treesearch Progress conference will take place at Vildmarkshotellet, Kolmården May 11 – 12.

The conference is open for you who are associated to Treesearch or are working at a Treesearch partner and free to attend.  Find more about the practical details here.

Two days on the research on materials from the forest
– for and with academia, industry and institute

Scientific advances

Listen to inspiring talks of the latest research by speakers from within Treesearch and invited guests

Meet and discuss

Treesearch Progress is a meeting place for for academia, industry and institute. Meet the Treesearch partners in the Science Fair!

Present your research

Take the opportunity to present your research on day 2 of the conference.

Find the abstracts for the parallel sessions here!


The program and speakers may be updated. 

Wednesday May 11


Registration and lunch


Welcome and start of the conference

Treesearch – 5 years of collaboration on the research on new materials from the forest
Daniel Söderberg, Treesearch

KTH Climate Action Centre – a Centre for global transformation towards SDG 13 on Climate Action
Karin Larsdotter, KTH Climate Action Centre


Perspectives from Industry and Academia – From research to practice

Bridging the gap between industry and academia – Vinnova’s mission for a sustainable future
Karoliina Junka, Vinnova

Collaboration for a sustainable future – Examples from industry and academia

FibRE – Design for Circularity
Anette Larsson, Chalmers

Pro2BE – Processes and Products for a circular Bioeconomy
Agne Swerin, Karlstad University

           Transparent wood – from idea to demonstrators
            Christophe Barbier, BillerudKorsnäs
            Per Larsson, KTH

Panel discussion: Collaboration for innovation – how industry and academia solve challenges together
Karoliina Junka, Vinnova
Peter Dahlén, Holmen Paper
Ola Wallberg, Lund University
Anette Larsson, Chalmers


Coffee break


Keynote presentations

The European perspective – legislation and drivers for sustainable forestry and circularity
Dimitris Athanassiadis, Swedish University for Agricultural Sciences

Circularity and sustainability in an international perspective and the importance of research collaboration
Orlando Rojas, BioProducts Institute, University of British Columbia


Wrap-up and summary of Day 1


Science fair and mingle

Meet the partners in Treesearch in a science fair



Thursday May 12

Note that there is a separate  program for the Highlights from the research within Treesearch. Click on the link to access the program.


Welcome and start of Day 2

Introduction to parallel sessions
Jenny Joensuu, Treesearch
Kristin Witzel, Treesearch


Coffee break




Coffee break


Research and education for the future bioeconomy

WWSC 3.0 – New materials from trees for a sustainable future
Eva Malmström, WWSC

FORIC – Forest as a Resource Industrial College
Per Engstrand, Mid Sweden University


Research infrastructure for the future bioeconomy

ForMAX at MAX IV – a unique tool for the research on materials from the forest
Kim Nygård, MAX IV

RISE Örnsköldsvik – Sweden’s new center for bioeconomy
Payam Ghiaci, RISE Processum


Wrap-up and summary of the conference


End of conference


Among the speakers at Treesearch Progress:

Orlando Rojas

Chair and Director BioProducts Institute
University of British Columbia, Canada

Eva Malmström

Director of WWSC
Professor KTH

Mikael Hannus

Chair of the Treesearch board
VP Group Innovation R&D at Stora Enso

Karoliina Junka

Programme manager Vinnova

Kim Nygård

Beamline scientist and project manager MAX IV

Per Engstrand

Professor MIUN
Research leader FORIC

Peter Dahlén

Technical Director Holmen Paper

Karin Larsdotter

Deputy Director KTH Climate Action Centre

Anette Larsson

Professor Chalmers
Director FibRe

Dimitris Athanassiadis

Associate Professor SLU

Payam Ghiaci

Senior Researcher RISE Processum

Ola Wallberg

Professor Lund University

Agne Swerin

Professor KAU
Research leader Pro2BE

Jenny Joensuu

Deputy Director Treesearch

Daniel Söderberg

Director Treesearch

Per Larsson

Academic Researcher KTH

Mikael Nilsson

Senior Director Product Innovation BillerudKorsnäs AB

Christophe Barbier

Program Manager BillerudKorsnäs AB

Kristin Witzel

Coordinator Treesearch

Practical details for the conference

When: May 11 – 12. The program starts May 11 with lunch at 11.30 and ends May 12 at 16.00.

Who can attend: Treesearch associated (e.g., researcher, PhD student, postdoc, industrial specialist) or working at a Treesearch partner. You can also be a special invited guest.

Cost: The conference fee is free for you who are associated to Treesearch or are an employee at a Treesearch partner. The participant covers the cost for accommodation and travel (free transfer bus from railway junctions available).

Venue: Vildmarkshotellet, Norrköping (see map below). Treesearch arranges bus transfer from Stockholm C, Norrköping C and Katrinehom C. From Stockholm C it takes about 1.5 h to travel to Vildmarkshotellet (depending on traffic) and from Norrköping C about 40 minutes. 

Bus transfer: Treesearch is arranging free bus transfer from Stockholm C, Norrköping C and Katrinehom C. Sign up for the transfer in the registration.
If you want to arrange your own transfer you find directions via Google maps here.

Bus stop Departure May 11 Arrival May 12
Stockholm Cityterminalen
The gate will be announced on the screens.
09.00 18.00
Norrköping C – Resecentrum bus stop C1 10.30 17.00
Katrineholm C – in front of the train station 10.00 17.15

Accommodation: During the registration you are able to book a room at the venue Vildmarkshotellet. The costs for the room are covered by the participant/the participant’s organisation. Invoice will be sent out after the conference to the participants organisations (no payment on-site for accommodation).

Changes in your registration: If you want to change any details in your registration contact In case of cancellation after the 18th of April, Treesearch reservs the right to take out a fee of 500 SEK for covering the cost of administration


For questions regarding the conference and content please contact Kristin Witzel, Coordinator for Collaboration at

For questions regarding your registration contact the registrar at